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In the Battle of the Pallet Racks, which will be dubbed the heavyweight champion?

Tear Drop Pallet Racks and Double Slotted Pallet Racks are very similar. There are some key differences though. So before purchasing a new pallet rack, take a look at these facts about pallet racks.

Tear Drops vs Double Slotted


tdTear Drop Pallet Racks

  • The upright frames have double punched tear drop pattern for easy assembly
  • The beams can be adjusted on 2″ centers
  • It is compatible with Interlake, Wireway, Husky, Steel King, and many other name brands so you can easily add on to an existing unit.
  • There are 4.5″ step beams
  • The Tear Drop Pallet Racks are slightly less expensive than the double slotted pallet racks
  • They are also not as heavy



Double Slotted Pallet Racks ds

  • The posts have an angled pattern of punched slots
  • The beams adjust on 3″ centers
  • It is compatible with Penco pallet racks
  • No tools are needed for assembly
  • The step beams are 5.5″h (6″h if the beam is 144″)
  • Slightly more expensive and heavy




Benefits of BOTH

In both pallet racks the frames come fully welded

The foot plates are pre-punched, making it easy to anchor the unit to the floor

The racks are certified by the Rack Manufacturer’s Institute (RMI) which means they meet the industries standards of strength and safety

The both have a safety catch that you can assess with just a quick glance

And last but not least, you can always add-on to either unit to grow your storage space as your business grows

And the winner is….¬†

Well, that is up to you to decide


One Response to “Pallet Racks: Tear Drop vs. Double Slotted”

  1. Harry says:

    I have Husky double slotted system 144″x48″. I want to ad on continuing the 48″ width. Husky stopped making the 48″ wide uprights. Does Penco make the 144″x48″ upright? Would it work with the Husky?
    Thanks for your professional advise!

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